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Vocabulary areas Sports and leisure, time, clothes and materials, work, the world around us

Eli Readers is a beautifully illustrated series of timeless classics and specially-written stories for learners of English.

Jane Cadwallader

Stage 4

Jane Cadwallader

Harry and the Sport’s Competition Harry is the very last person to volunteer for a sport competiton! In this story our reluctant hero braves golf and volleyball to come out tops (to everyone’s surprise!). Harry and his three friends are selected to take part in the Police Sport Competition. They arrive at the luxury hotel by the sea where the competition is to take place. Everything seems normal ... but something strange is going on at the hotel. - Games and language activities - An audio recording of the story and the song - A picture dictionary Crime

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Stage 2

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Graphic Design Sergio Elisei

Production Manager Francesco Capitano Typeset in 14 / 20 pt Monotype Plantin Schoolbook © 2011 ELI s.r.l. P.O. Box 6 - 62019 Recanati MC - Italy T +39 071750701 - F +39 071977851 - Printed in Italy by Tecnostampa Recanati - ERY413.01 ISBN 978-88-536-0630-3 First edition: March 2011




Illustrated by Gustavo Mazali

Young ELI Readers

with Audio CD

ELI Readers Founder and Series Editors Paola Accattoli, Grazia Ancillani, Daniele Garbuglia (Art Director)




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Harry and the Sport’s Competition by Jane Cadwallader Illustrated by Gustavo Mazali

Eli Design Department Diletta Brutti

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My name is Gustavo. I live in a very big city, Buenos Aires. I have been drawing all my life, ever since I was a child as I didn’t have a TV. I enjoy most of all drawing comic strips and picturing myself and my kids in the illustrations that I create.

and the Sport’s Competition

Stage 4

Tags Adventure

The ELI Readers collection is a complete range of books and plays for readers of all ages, ranging from captivating contemporary stories to timeless classics. There are three series, each catering for a different age group; Young ELI Readers, Teen ELI Readers and Young Adult ELI Readers. The books are carefully edited and beautifully illustrated to capture the essence of the stories and plots.


Harry and the Sport’s Competition

Grammar and structures Past simple Past progressive Present perfect Will ... Going to ... Tag questions Should Must Verbs + infinitive / ing form When clauses Adverbs



My name is Jane and I live in a beautiful Spanish city, Madrid. I’m an English author of children’s books. I’ve always loved creating stories and songs for children. The best ideas come to me while… I’m jogging!






arry and Emma are police officers. One afternoon they were both in their office. They were working … or at least Emma was working! She asked Harry, ‘Have you ever heard of Jeweller Jane?’ “Hmmmm …’ Harry answered sleepily. ‘It says here that robbers have taken the microfilm plans for the new R22 rocket. She is one of the suspects,’ said Emma. ‘Ahhhh …’ said Harry sleepily.



The Chief came in with Betty behind him. They were both wearing sports clothes, blue and white striped shorts and white T-shirts. ‘Good news! Good news!’ said Betty. ‘We have been chosen to go to the Police Sport’s Competition this weekend. Golf, swimming, tennis! Hurrah!’ Harry sat up in horror. His legs felt weak. ‘But I’m not good at sport!’ ‘Come on Harry!’ said the Chief, ‘A holiday will be good for you!’


When the police bus arrived at the hotel it was already dark. Harry looked out of the window unhappily. The Chief was already off the bus. He was carrying his bag into the hotel and calling to the other police officers, ‘Hurry up! We’re here!’


The next morning Harry and his friends were waiting for the golf competition when they saw some people making a film. It was an advert for coconut and mango chocolate bars called ‘Pirate Joe’s’. There was an actor dressed as a pirate with a silver belt and yellow tights. He was wearing a gold earring. The actress was dressed as a queen in a silver coloured dress, long gloves and a necklace with a huge red ruby. She had long curly blonde hair. Harry thought she was very beautiful but he didn’t like her dog! It was small and white and yapped a lot! This is the song they were singing …


hen you are feeling ver y tired W 3 And your eyes begin to close, Put your hand in your pocket And pull out a Pirate Joe’s.

Pirate Joe’s, Pirate Joe’s They taste just like the sun,

u’re feeling a bit bored When yo w you know how it goes, Well, no Put your hand in your pocket And pull out a Pirate Joe’s.

Pirate Joe’s, Pirate Joe’s Come on! Let’s tr y one!

Pirate Joe’s, Pirate Joe’s They taste like the sun, Pirate Joe’s, Pirate Joe’s Come on! Let’s tr y one!


Activity Pages 1 Number the sentences in order. a 1 b c d e f g

Harry said the actress wasn’t wearing the ruby necklace. Harry went to the Police Sport’s Competition. Harry fell over the dog. Harry and his friends saw the actor and actress on the beach. The actress’s hair fell off and her bag fell open! At the hotel there was an actor and an actress with a ruby necklace. Inside the bag was the ruby with the microfilm in it.

2 Write the names of the people and match them to what they say in the story. ______________


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Have you ever heard of Jeweller Jane? Well done Harry!

But I’m not good at sports!

3 Help Harry to find the words in the picture and fill the gaps in the song. You need to use some words more than once.

tired When you’re feeling very ____________ And your ____________ begin to ____________ Put your __________ in your ________________ And pull out a _____________ Joe’s. ____________ Joe’s, ____________ Joe’s

They taste just like the ____________! Pirate Joe’s, ____________ Joe’s Come on and try ____________! When you’re feeling a bit ____________ Well, now you ____________ how it goes. Put your ____________ in your ____________ And pull out a ____________ Joe’s. 29


Young Readers Jane Cadwallader Stage 4 Illustrated by Gustavo Mazali ELT A2 arry and Emma are police officers. One afternoon they were both...

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